Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Aachen Campaign

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Tigers on the Hunt >> Mods and Scenarios >> Aachen Campaign Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Aachen Campaign - 3/27/2018 1:24:48 PM   
rico21

 

Posts: 2936
Joined: 3/11/2016
Status: offline
Aachen (in German Aachen [aːχn̩], in French ripuary Oche1; gentile: Aixois) is a city of Germany located in the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is located 5 km from the junction of the borders of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the most westerly city in Germany. To the south begins the Eifel.

It is spoken of as a dialect of the regional Francophone riparian language called Öcher Platt.

The etymology of Aix-la-Chapelle comes from the Latin aquis (ablative plural of "water"), for Aix, and capella (designating the mantle of St. Martin) for Chapelle, the relic being preserved in the building of the same name built by Charlemagne(my grand-grand father) from 787 to 797 (from where he controlled his empire).

As a city on the extreme western frontier, Aachen is particularly vulnerable to war. In July 1941, a first air attack fell on the city, four others followed.

On October 21, 1944, after six weeks of fighting, the city was the first German city to fall to the Allied armies (US Army) after the Battle of Aachen.
Post #: 1
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/27/2018 3:44:18 PM   
fuselex

 

Posts: 782
Joined: 8/2/2014
Status: offline
Its not just a game.
It`s spending time reading about history , and history that you may never have never heard of.

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 2
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/27/2018 3:46:44 PM   
UP844


Posts: 1614
Joined: 3/3/2016
From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
Status: offline
Looking forward to this one...

_____________________________

Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport

Siegfried Sassoon

Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP

(in reply to fuselex)
Post #: 3
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/27/2018 4:08:17 PM   
rico21

 

Posts: 2936
Joined: 3/11/2016
Status: offline
-Giant map with about 40x100 == 4000 Hexes

-11 scenarios:
1-Those infantrymen have guts! 02/10/44
2-Assault on Ubach 03/10/44
3-Nehmen weider ubach 04/10/44
4-The cantonment catch 05/10/44
5-Simple equation 12/10/44
6-Fire Teams 13/10/44
7-Wise's war 13/10/44
8-Among the ruins 17/10/44
9-Kurhaus clash 18/10/1944
10-Aachen's Pall 21/10/44
+
11-Big Giant Scenario with hundreds units:" Knock'em All Down!"

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 4
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/28/2018 2:21:35 AM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
Nice Rico, Very Nice my friend!!

Reading history a few years ago there was a lot of activity in and around Aachen. Just a few kilometers from there to the south I believe, an area
called Hurtgen forest saw its fair share of activity too. Lot of possibilities for TotH!

Can't remember the company who produced it, but back in late '70's or early '80's someone produced an operational game on the battle for Aachen.

Think it was battalion or company level. Had a nice map and a lot of counters. A decent board game for that time IMO.

I had a lot of fun playing it with some friends who had it! It wasn't tactical like TotH but as I recall it gave a real good account of what happened in the capture
of Aachen and the surrounding area.

_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 5
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/30/2018 1:32:38 PM   
LN59


Posts: 183
Joined: 1/28/2016
From: France
Status: offline
Waooh, a program of hell ... and enticing!

Congratulations, Don Rico!






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by LN59 -- 3/30/2018 1:41:33 PM >


_____________________________

"On ne passe pas !"
The French soldiers' motto (Verdun, 1916)

"One does not pass! The Covid-19 even less."
Year 2020 motto

(in reply to Big Ivan)
Post #: 6
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/30/2018 2:19:03 PM   
rico21

 

Posts: 2936
Joined: 3/11/2016
Status: offline





Attachment (1)

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 7
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/30/2018 2:33:19 PM   
UP844


Posts: 1614
Joined: 3/3/2016
From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
Status: offline
Vive notre Empereur

_____________________________

Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport

Siegfried Sassoon

Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 8
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 3:33:20 PM   
fuselex

 

Posts: 782
Joined: 8/2/2014
Status: offline
Aachen
Year Published
1983

Designers
Winston Hamilton
Jack Radey

Artists
Ina Clausen
Jack Radey
Bruce Weigle
Joe Youst

Publishers
3W (World Wide Wargames)
CoSi
People's War Games







Attachment (1)

(in reply to UP844)
Post #: 9
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 3:33:41 PM   
fuselex

 

Posts: 782
Joined: 8/2/2014
Status: offline
this one ?


(in reply to fuselex)
Post #: 10
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 3:51:07 PM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
Yes sir fuselex, that's it! You are the man!

I believe I played the Peoples War Games one. Man, that was so long ago.


_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to fuselex)
Post #: 11
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 6:16:13 PM   
matsi55

 

Posts: 32
Joined: 7/26/2013
Status: offline
Hurtgen:Hells Forest from Decision Games covers the Aachen battle in great detail.
Its a work of art..although its battalion level.

< Message edited by matsi55 -- 3/31/2018 6:19:35 PM >

(in reply to Big Ivan)
Post #: 12
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 7:15:57 PM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
Hurtgen: Hell's Forest, Yeah its a pretty hefty price tag too! For $120 it better be awesome...

_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to matsi55)
Post #: 13
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 8:29:44 PM   
rico21

 

Posts: 2936
Joined: 3/11/2016
Status: offline
I did not know that there were games more expensive than ASL!

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 14
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 8:40:40 PM   
matsi55

 

Posts: 32
Joined: 7/26/2013
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: rico21

I did not know that there were games more expensive than ASL!



There is always something "more" expensive...haha

Keep up the good work Rico....

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 15
RE: Aachen Campaign - 3/31/2018 8:42:50 PM   
matsi55

 

Posts: 32
Joined: 7/26/2013
Status: offline
Atlantic Wall is 200$+..but a must have!!!

But the ATS (Advanced Tobruk System) Omaha Beach games are awesome..


< Message edited by matsi55 -- 3/31/2018 8:48:39 PM >

(in reply to matsi55)
Post #: 16
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 10:33:28 AM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
That's interesting Ted,

I looked at Atlantic Wall. 7 22"x34" maps and close to 4500 counters. Looks like 3 times larger than Hurtgen but only double the price?!
You would probably need a couple of Ping-Pong tables to set it up. But for $240 looks like you get a lot.

As for ATS Omaha Beach, now that looks kind of cool. Counters look like an off take of Advanced Squad Leader. Map looks well done as does the player aids.
Want to see if I can find more screen shots of ATS, good stuff, Thanks for the tip!!

John

_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to matsi55)
Post #: 17
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 2:57:03 PM   
UP844


Posts: 1614
Joined: 3/3/2016
From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
Status: offline
Back in the early '80s I played Terrible Swift Sword with some friends placing it on a pool table

_____________________________

Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport

Siegfried Sassoon

Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP

(in reply to Big Ivan)
Post #: 18
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 4:18:02 PM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
UP844,

I remember that game. A buddy had it and was playing it with another guy.

Do you remember "War in the East"? by GDW I think. A friend and I played that all the way through January 1944 and
my Axis forces were just trying to stay alive. The Soviet juggernaut was well represented in that game. However, I did take
Leningrad and was within 2 hexes of Moscow on two sides of it. I didn't go for Stalingrad in 1942 but instead attacked towards
Leningrad and Moscow. Quite a different story on the East Front doing that. Our infantry divisions suffered terribly in that battle!
Wow I had a lot of fun with that game a lot of times into the wee hours of the morning.

Good stuff my man!!
John

_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to UP844)
Post #: 19
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 7:58:58 PM   
Oberst_Klink

 

Posts: 4407
Joined: 2/10/2008
From: Germany
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: UP844

Back in the early '80s I played Terrible Swift Sword with some friends placing it on a pool table

Pronto?

You also recall this monster?

https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1179133/battle-normandy?size=large

Klink, Oberst

_____________________________

My Blog & on Twitter.
Visit CS Legion on Twitter & Facebook for updates.

(in reply to UP844)
Post #: 20
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 9:22:56 PM   
UP844


Posts: 1614
Joined: 3/3/2016
From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
Status: offline
@ Oberst Klink

I never played that game, but the arrangement is identical to the one we used to play Terrible Swift Sword. My friends and I once attempted playing "The Longest Day". We soon got lost in the German symbols used for the units and got tired to refer to the manual to understand if the unit we were moving was Panzergrenadier battalion or a motorized bakery unit .

@ Big Ivan

We also played "War in the East" on the same pool table and my friends also adopted the same Leningrad/Moscow strategy. You did better than them, as they never managed to take Leningrad (though they arrived very close to the city). I think no sane Axis player would try a Southern strategy like the Germans did in 1942.


_____________________________

Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport

Siegfried Sassoon

Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP

(in reply to Oberst_Klink)
Post #: 21
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/1/2018 11:15:13 PM   
rico21

 

Posts: 2936
Joined: 3/11/2016
Status: offline


No one scenario created and the thread becomes a blockbuster.

(in reply to UP844)
Post #: 22
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/2/2018 1:31:32 AM   
Big Ivan


Posts: 1800
Joined: 6/9/2008
From: Mansfield, OH
Status: online
UP844,

You don't know how good that feels to hear in my ears!!! So we have some history in common with the pool/ping pong table massive war games!!

I busted my big fat ass to try and take Leningrad and as I recall from my taxed old memory it came down to about 4 or 5 die rolls with every Axis plane I could muster
within range of the carnage. No less than 15 Russian infantry divisions disappeared not to mention about 11 or so Russian fighter groups.

I got super lucky for that day and I am grateful!

Board gaming in the '70's & '80's! What a rush when I look back!

Cheers UP844 always!!!!
Thanks Rico for your spot on input also!
Big Ivan

_____________________________

Blitz call sign Big Ivan.

(in reply to rico21)
Post #: 23
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/2/2018 8:48:48 AM   
Paullus

 

Posts: 1054
Joined: 6/9/2015
From: Sweden
Status: offline
Just a note for you here. Critical Hit released the Omaha Beach module as an ASL module first and later made two, expanding on the first module calling them Omaha West and Omaha East. Their ASL series is called ASLComp.

_____________________________

For my part, I shall do my duty as a general; I shall see to it that you are given the chance of a successful action. /Lucius Aemilius Paullus

(in reply to Big Ivan)
Post #: 24
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/15/2018 2:16:40 PM   
fuselex

 

Posts: 782
Joined: 8/2/2014
Status: offline
just finished the third scenario in the Aachen series.
looking great Generalissimo .

(in reply to Paullus)
Post #: 25
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/16/2018 4:52:10 AM   
matsi55

 

Posts: 32
Joined: 7/26/2013
Status: offline
quote:

quote:

ORIGINAL: Big Ivan

quote:

That's interesting Ted,

I looked at Atlantic Wall. 7 22"x34" maps and close to 4500 counters. Looks like 3 times larger than Hurtgen but only double the price?!
You would probably need a couple of Ping-Pong tables to set it up. But for $240 looks like you get a lot.

As for ATS Omaha Beach, now that looks kind of cool. Counters look like an off take of Advanced Squad Leader. Map looks well done as does the player aids.
Want to see if I can find more screen shots of ATS, good stuff, Thanks for the tip!!


John ATS Is considered ASL lite..only a 100 page rule book as opposed the ASL's ..what near 500 pages.
The system plays well. Never had it all set up at once..would be a hoot with 4+ Generals?
No Prisoners.
Ted
























=



< Message edited by matsi55 -- 4/16/2018 5:01:57 AM >

(in reply to Big Ivan)
Post #: 26
RE: Aachen Campaign - 4/16/2018 5:00:54 AM   
matsi55

 

Posts: 32
Joined: 7/26/2013
Status: offline
Also did some research for them game took 3+ years.
So look out for Sgt Hill he's a real bad ass..haha
No Prisoners

(in reply to matsi55)
Post #: 27
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Tigers on the Hunt >> Mods and Scenarios >> Aachen Campaign Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.203